Spacious Lakefront Cottage and Guesthouse with All the Comforts of Home

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

The “Cygnet Cottage” began as a stable in the 1890s and has been lovingly owned and updated by just two families since. Today it boasts a spacious main house and guesthouse with beautiful hardwood floors throughout, country and antique furnishings, and a state-of-the-art kitchen. Located on a protected cove of beautiful Lake Monomonack, the Cygnet Cottage offers peace and privacy plus endless opportunities for entertainment and relaxation.

The rental, which includes both the main house and guesthouse, is perfect for up to four families. The five bedrooms and four full baths offer comfort and privacy, while the large living areas and kitchen are perfect for entertaining large groups.

The main house has two large bedrooms upstairs, one with a king bed and one with a queen. Each has its own full bath. The guesthouse has two large bedrooms with queen beds, a smaller bedroom with two single beds, and two full bathrooms. There are also two very comfortable foldout beds that can be set up as needed in either house. Every bedroom has sweeping lake views!

The rental includes everything needed to make your stay comfortable and easy: high-speed wireless internet, fresh bath towels and sheets, beach towels, silverware and glassware, cooking implements and serving pieces, a gas grill, and washer and dryer. Also included are a ping-pong table, flat-screen TV set and DVD player, Apple TV with Netflix subscription, stereo with iPod hookup, fishing rods and equipment, board games and books galore for kids and adults. Both houses have central air conditioning, though due to the mild climate, you most likely won't need it.

The lake is steps from the house. There is a sandy beach area along shore, a 30 foot wooden dock, and a wooden swim float 100 feet offshore. There are two kayaks, two canoes, a pedal boat, a row boat, and an inflatable zodiac boat. Life jackets, paddles and all other necessary boating equipment are also provided. You can stay in the cove or head out to explore the 700-acre main lake. Native to the lake are loons, mallard ducks, beavers, painted turtles, bullfrogs, bluegills, perch, pickerel, bass and a great blue heron that frequently buzzes the house.

Feel free to email with any questions; the Cygnet Cottage is a wonderful place to vacation!


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 3050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    please email with requests to stay with pets...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Master: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    2 optional fold-out beds here or elsewhere...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 located in 2nd floor of main house; bedrooms 3, 4 and 5 located in 2nd floor of guest house....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet


  • Bathrooms 1 and 2 located on 2nd floor of main house; bathrooms 3, 4 and 5 located on 2nd floor of guest house. Bathroom 5 located on first floor of main house....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo:

    with iPod hookup...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat-screen TV. The house does not have cable. It does, however, have an Apple TV device with free on-demand movies and television shows....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    Sandy beach along water's edge...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Seating at main table for 8; seating at second table (adjacent to first) for 4, room for highchairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Both houses have central A/C....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high-speed cable internet plus secure wireless network ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    outdoor parking for at least 5 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    drip coffee maker plus espresso pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, spices ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    gas 6-burner range...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    14' aluminum row boat, pedal boat, inflatable boat...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    outdoor chairs for 12+...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks, two canoes...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane, with tank provided...moreless

  • Tennis:

    town courts at 2 miles away, hard courts...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2016
Jun 4 - Jun 24, 2016
7 night min stay

Summer 2016
Jun 25 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay


Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 9%


Rental is SATURDAY TO SATURDAY, checking in at or after 3pm and checking out at or before 11am.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/29/2015
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1989

About the owner: I grew up in New England, live in California, and enjoying coming back to New Hampshire as frequently as I can. There is nothing like the four wonderful seasons of New England!

Why the Owner Chose Contoocook Lake:
The Cygnet cottage has been in my family as long as I can remember, and we love spending as much time as we can there.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Cygnet cottage is nestled in the woods right on a lake, and offers ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. At the same time it has all the comforts of home, and the space to enjoy the company of many friends and family. It is also conveniently located at under 2 hours to Boston and roughly 4 hours to New York City.

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  • Main and guest houses

    Main and guest houses

  • Deck and lake

    Deck and lake

  • dining area with view into living room

    dining area with view into living room

  • Kitchen


  • Master suite

    Master suite

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Third bedroom

    Third bedroom

  • Fourth bedroom

    Fourth bedroom

  • Ping pong room

    Ping pong room

  • View from dock

    View from dock

  • Lake Monomonack: 700+ acres to explore

    Lake Monomonack: 700+ acres to explore

  • Beach area with dock and swim float on protected cove of Lake Monomonack, NH

    Beach area with dock and swim float on protected cove of Lake Monomonack, NH

  • Dining area and family room

    Dining area and family room

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Loft and library

    Loft and library

  • Master suite

    Master suite

  • Second bedroom

    Second bedroom

  • Second bath

    Second bath

  • Fourth bedroom

    Fourth bedroom

  • Fifth bedroom

    Fifth bedroom

  • Beach area

    Beach area

  • View of main house and cove

    View of main house and cove

  • Oil painting of Cygnet Cottage by artist Michael Ryczek

    Oil painting of Cygnet Cottage by artist Michael Ryczek

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